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WHO: Oscar and Emmy nominated actress and producer Salma Hayek, 53, and Oscar and Emmy nominated actor, producer and writer Edward Norton, 51.
How they met: Has been reported that the actor couple started dating in 1999 after their chiropractor set them up, and if that’s true, where’s the Hallmark movie?
By the year 2000, they were a waiting red carpet: premieres, award shows, sporting events … they were there, and Norton was making eye contact with the photographer.
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Why we love them: Despite years of holding hands on the red carpet, privacy was a priority for both parties. After their separation in 2003, Hayek spoke to him Independent on how she and Norton kept the relationship away from the press. “We did thousands of things and nobody knows it,” he said. “Most of what is written about me is not true. I’d be angrier if I picked up the newspaper and thought ‘Oh my God, how did they find out?’ No, it’s almost like I have a parallel life that nobody knows about. “
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The closest the audience got to Hayek and Norton was through the drama that leaked into their 2002 Frida Kahlo biopic, Frida. Hayek starred in the title role and served as a producer; Norton had a small role on screen, but a big role outside. As the story goes, he rewrote the film’s script “several times” and never received credit. Hayek recalled the situation in the New York Times Opinion piece she wrote in 2017 detailing her heartbreaking experiences with disgraced producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein.
After Hayek rejected her sexual advances, Weinstein attempted to remove her from the project (which she had brought to him in the first place). To free himself from the legal obligation, he gave him a list of seemingly untenable requirements for the film with a quick turnaround, including a script rewrite (free) and the casting of four “featured actors” in the film’s supporting roles. .
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Norton, whom Hayek credited among the “phalanx of angels” who came to his aid, rewrote the script and agreed to play the role of Nelson Rockefeller.
When they peaked: The pure chaos in this photo of Norton, Hayek, a Bon Jovi in a cowboy hat, and an introspective Hilary Swank is certainly a highlight.
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The breaking: Little is known of the division itself, as neither Hayek nor Norton have publicly discussed it. As such, news of the breakup was not delivered with the typical PR statement that assures us that they “remain close friends.” No, the announcement came from an unlikely source: Daryl Sabara. In July 2003, the then 11-year-old Spy kids star, who appeared in the third installment of the franchise with Hayek, went to the Today is the show and told Matt Lauer that his co-star “is no longer with Ed Norton.”
There doesn’t seem to be bad blood between the actors; in fact, it seems that they really remained close friends. Norton attended Hayek’s wedding in 2009 Francois-Henri Pinault and, according to Seth RogenNorton later convinced Hayek to voice a character in the animated comedy. Sausage party.
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“I dated some people that I shouldn’t have dated,” Hayek said. Seduce in 2015. “You get desperate and you start to see wonderful things in the wrong guys. I also found some pretty good guys. “We’re willing to bet Norton falls into the realm of good guys.
Where are you now: Hayek and Pinault welcomed their daughter Valentina in 2007.
Next up for Hayek is Marvel’s The Eternals, The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife, and happiness, all expected sometime in 2021.
Norton married producer Shauna Robertson in 2012. They share a 7-year-old son named Atlas.
The actor has a role in Wes Anderson The French office, the release date of which is currently unknown.
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